HC Deb 09 June 1936 vol 313 c22
37. Mr. SEXTON

asked the hon. And gallant Member for Rye, as representing the Forestry' Commissioners, how many acres of land have been finally secured, and the situation of such land, under the scheme of forestry for alleviating unemployment in the Special Areas?

Colonel Sir GEORGE COURTHOPE (Forestry Commissioner)

None has yet been finally secured.


Is the hon. and gallant Gentleman aware that there are thousands of men in the Special Areas waiting for this scheme to be started?


It would be quite impossible to do any afforestation until November, even if there were hundreds of acres.

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